A broader range of composite products for automotive Class-A production
is now available from Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. (“Momentive
Specialty Chemicals” or the “Company”). A new generation of epoxy resin
transfer molding (RTM) systems is available in EPIKOTE™ binder 04695-1
and EPIKURE™ 05490A curing agent.
The new products deliver a minimum level of cure shrinkage. This
characteristic paired with optimized RTM and HP-RTM process conditions,
allows the production of high surface quality composite components that
meet the automotive Class-A surface quality standard, and helps to
substantially reduce the cost of light-weight composites.
“This new resin system is specifically suitable for gap impregnation RTM
processing. The excellent surface quality is the result of very low
shrinkage during curing, combined with a higher glass transition
temperature (Tg), which prevent damage during the de-molding step,” says
Dr. Tareq Hasson, R&D manager composites. “This system cures in less
than 15 minutes at 90°C with gap RTM, and it can also be used with
standard RTM processes. It expands our portfolio for Automotive Class-A
composites, which now includes a higher Tg faster curing alternative to
the widely used EPIKOTE Resin 04695-1 and EPIKURE Curing Agent 05357
About the Company
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. (formerly
known as Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc.) is the global leader in
thermoset resins. Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. serves the global
wood and industrial markets through a broad range of thermoset
technologies, specialty products and technical support for customers in
a diverse range of applications and industries. Momentive Specialty
Chemicals Inc. is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Momentive
Performance Materials Holdings LLC.
Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC (“Momentive”) is the
ultimate parent company of Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and
Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. Momentive is a global leader in
specialty chemicals and materials, with a broad range of advanced
specialty products that help industrial and consumer companies support
and improve everyday life. Its technology portfolio delivers tailored
solutions to meet the diverse needs of its customers around the world.
Momentive was formed in October 2010 through the combination of entities
that indirectly owned Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Hexion
Specialty Chemicals, Inc. The capital structures and legal entity
structures of both Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Momentive
Specialty Chemicals Inc. (formerly known as Hexion Specialty Chemicals,
Inc.), and their respective subsidiaries and direct parent companies,
remain separate. Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Momentive
Specialty Chemicals Inc. file separate financial and other reports with
the Securities and Exchange Commission. Momentive is controlled by
investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC.
Additional information about Momentive and its products is available at www.momentive.com.